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Meet the Preaching Team

Meet the Preaching Team

God’s truth is timeless. The Bible is an ancient text, but it is not outdated. At Hosanna!, we seek to bring the Bible to life, and apply it to our daily lives.

Preaching Team Model

We believe that it is healthy and helpful for the church to hear from multiple voices, in order that the voice of Jesus Christ can be heard above any other.

Lead Pastor Ryan Alexander is our most frequent speaker, but we have a team of pastors and leaders who give weekend messages as well. All Hosanna! speakers are part of a preaching team who meets weekly to pray, create and refine Hosanna’s weekend messages.

Sermon Series Model

Sermon series allow the church to dive deep into a topic, or book of the Bible, over a number of weeks. The Hosanna! Preaching Team seeks to prayerfully consider the most helpful and relevant topics for our congregation in a given season. Click here to see a sampling of recent sermon series.

Meet the Preaching Team

Ryan Alexander (Lead Pastor)

Ryan’s pastoral passion is seeing people connect to real life in Jesus Christ. Ryan’s own faith journey has led to deep personal healing and greater emotional, relational and mental health. He loves to watch God’s Word and Spirit transform the hearts, minds, marriages and families of those who put their trust in Jesus. Ryan and his wife Jenn are thrilled to be raising three young boys in the great state of Minnesota. (And he always cheers for Minnesota sports teams unless they are playing Seattle, where he grew up…) Ryan received his Masters in Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.  Click here to learn more about Pastor Ryan.

View a sermon by Pastor Ryan here

Julia Holtze (Spiritual Formation Pastor)

Julia is passionate about deepening, and cultivating her own relationship with Christ, and investing in the spiritual lives of others. She believes that a rich relationship with God unleashes healing, joy, purpose and power in people’s lives. Julia loves to travel, sing and laugh with her husband John, and two beautiful young-adult daughters. Julia received her MA in Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Care from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

View a sermon by Pastor Julia here

Jared VanVoorst (Lakeville Campus Pastor)

Jared loves to see the church focus on the life, teaching, and “way” of Jesus. He believes that increasing our contextual understanding of the Bible can lead to a deeper, more holistic approach to Christian living. Jared is an artist, avid reader, husband to Dani, and father to a young son, and twin daughters. Jared served in Hosanna’s student ministry for 10 years, and earned his MA in Religion and Theology from United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, MN.

View a sermon by Pastor Jared here

Jenn Alexander (Worship Leader and Wife of Lead Pastor Ryan Alexander)

Jenn loves to reflect the beauty, and grace of God to others. She is passionate about bringing the Bible to life as a relevant, applicable guide for living, and pointing to Jesus as the reliable captain of our souls. Jenn is a songwriter, worship leader, mother to three young boys, and wife to Ryan. Jenn received her MA in Missions, with a focus on the American Church, from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

View a sermon by Jenn here

Occasional Preachers

Bill Bohline (Founding Pastor)

Bill encourages the people of God to be committed and obedient followers of Jesus, who fully embrace their abundant life in Christ. As the Founding Pastor of Hosanna!, Bill set the tone for 30 years of relevant, humorous and convicting preaching from the Word of God. Pastor Bill maintains a healthy and strong relationship with Hosanna!, and occasionally returns to share from his heart, and deep well of wisdom. Bill received his Masters of Divinity at Luther Seminary, in St. Paul.



Dr. Gemechis Buba (Friend of Hosanna!)

Dr. Gemechis joins us a few times a year, to bring a Spirit-led, Prophetic Word from the Lord, that often encourages and refines our congregation. Dr. Gemechis is originally from Ethiopia, where he frequently returns to minister, and raise up the next generation of Christian Pastors and leaders. He is a celebrated speaker at conventions and revivals all over the world.